Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick
61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS
Tel: 020 8520 3647
Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA
Monday – Friday 09.30am / Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass
Every Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)
Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm
SUNDAY 20th JANUARY 2019
SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SECOND COLLECTION PAX CHRISTI PEACE SUNDAY today at all Masses. No one can be unaware of the tens of thousands of people around the globe who have been displaced and forced to leave their homes because of violence or climate related disasters. For more information, please visit www.paxchristi.org.uk
BAPTISM.Application forms for infant Baptism are available in the porch. Please fill in and present to Parish Secretary during office hours and make an appointment to see Fr. Kevin. It is unwise to organise a reception until the date of the baptism has been approved. Please be aware that baptism will now be on First Saturday of every month at 11:30am.
MARRIAGE IN CHURCH. Couples thinking of getting married later this year are asked to register in good time. Make an appointment to see Fr. Kevin and he will help you from there. Couples planning to marry in another parish or even outside the country should realise that the process properly begins here.
PLEASE NOTE: CRIB DONATIONS GO TO THE BRENTWOOD CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY. CRIB WILL REMAIN UNTIL 2ND FEBRUARY.
PARISH MEMBERSHIP. We are aware that some people have left the parish and while others have joined us. To those newly arrived we say welcome and wish you a peaceful time here. We hope and pray that your coming to St. Patricks will satisfy your need to have a meaningful relationship with God and help you to meet new friends. Do introduce yourself to Fr. Kevin and register with the Parish Secretary and make sure you are known in case you plan to have a child receive a sacrament or apply for a place in a Catholic school.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
“VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”
The Vision Document: Shaping Our Future is available in the Diocese website www.dioceseofbrentwood.net under news section. Bishop Alan has recorded a video message to all parishioners can also be viewed on the Diocese’s website. The Vision Document: Shaping Our Future is designed as an online resource and it has links through to other websites and documents. Viewing the document on line enables it to be read in large print and can be access with read aloud functions. Hard copies of the Vision Document are available from the repository for those who cannot access the online version.
VICARIATE FOR EVANGELISATION EVENT 26TH JANUARY 2019: You are warmly invited to our next Formation Day. Michelle Moran & Fr Gareth Leyshon will be leading the day. They will be talking about our Baptismal calling to evangelise, what is evangelisation, why do we need to evangelise and some practical ideas to take back to your parishes. Please do remember to bring a packed lunch, refreshments will be provided. Please use the doodle link to sign up https://doodle.com/poll/xytz4tyr2y2hc2gn Course aim: To have a better understanding of evangelisation and to learn practical examples of how to put it into practise in the Parish or Parish Partnership. Venue: Cathedral Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood. CM15 8AT. Times: 10 am – 3.30 pm (optional parish Mass at 9.15 am in the Cathedral).
THE ANNUAL LOURDES MASS will be celebrated by Bishop Alan at 3pm on Sunday 10th February at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leigh on Sea. During this Mass there will be an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of of the Sick. It will be lovely to see all those of you who have a particular devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes.
HOW WOULD YOU COPE IF YOU HAD NO ELECTRICITY FOR A SHORT WHILE? In the rare event of a power cut, you can get help from UK Power Networks. This company looks after the electricity network in your parish (no matter who you pay your energy bill to) and also runs a free Priority Services Register for people with medical needs, families with babies and the elderly. Being on the Register gives you free access during a power cut, a home visit by our staff or the British Red Cross and a 24 hours priority phone number. To join the Priority Services Register for extra help during a power cut call: 0800 169 9970,
ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said weekdays morning in the Church at 9.05am (just before the morning Mass)? Join us for this beautiful prayer.
IMPORTANT NOTICE. Due to Fire and Safety Regulations, children and persons of limited mobility are NOT permitted in the gallery. We also ask that when lighting a candle, you first place the candle in one of the cups provided. Please do not walk around with a lighted candle. Please do not let your children play around candles.
NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am. Everyone is invited.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.
LEGION OF MARY meeting is held each Thursday after Mass at 10:15 am. If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come and meet us.
EL SHADDAI (CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUP). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm. All welcome to join.
3 TIPS FOR BEATING THE JANUARY BLUES. Do you get that gosh-I-wish-it-were-still-Christmas feeling sometimes? Do you stare at a Christmas present and wish it were still under the tree waiting to be opened? Do you look up at the sky and wish that the sun would linger just a little longer? If so, you may have a case of the January blues. Here are three possible antidotes: 1) Pray through Christmas cards I’m always touched that anyone sends us a Christmas card, especially since we never send them ourselves. But there they sit, in a bowl, wondering when they’re going to be thrown out. Before you put them in the recycling bin, recycle a little of the joy they stand for. Take a card a day and put it in your pocket or purse or briefcase and remember that person, that family, those friends, that loved one. Hold a good thought for them. See how long the stack lasts. Maybe till Easter! 2) Be glad of the date Do you keep putting the wrong date on things? It takes me a week, two weeks, or a month before I put down 2019. I keep on putting down 2018. At least I can change that eight into a nine easily enough. It’ll be harder in 2020! Every time you stumble over the year, pause and give thanks for this year. We can’t redo what is past, and it’s no use worrying about what might happen in the future. Be here now. In this year, this God-given moment that we’re meant to savour. It’s 2019! 3) Find that puddle of sun In the middle of winter I’ve been known to stand at a bus stop and wait for a bus I have no intention of taking. Just because there was a sliver of sunlight to enjoy. Okay, the sun is not as strong as it is in the summer (and remember how devastatingly hot it can be in the summer), so when it comes out—and you might have to wait a day or two—savour it. Give thanks for that sun low on the horizon. It’s saying, “I’m coming up in the world. You might not know it yet, but the days are already getting longer. Change is on the horizon.” So look up. There’s always something to be grateful for. By Rick Hamliin.
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 1pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 2pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647 DURING OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday09.30am
Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /
1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: after Morning Mass
Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Led by a Polish prayer group.
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &
6:15 pm – 6:40 pm